Piano Vitamins Videos Up

As of Sunday, June 30th 2019, I'm posting new solo piano videos on YouTube in the series Piano Vitamins: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCc8fB0fjkLyMAtHQlXoFdSbMCuAqE9d2 Dutch pianist Micha Wink is at the piano, playing twelve…
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Open Mike at De Vorstin in Hilversum, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/66Q3AWGroAA Live performance of "De trein stopt in Herxen". I felt well-rested when I woke at 9:30 AM that Sunday morning. I had a little over an hour and a half to get ready, for I had to leave at 11:10 AM to catch the…
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Tire Pressure

Before I got up that day, I’d had a bad dream and I woke up feeling gloomy and irritated. Nevertheless, I began my daily activities, in spite of my dejection. That afternoon, I went grocery shopping in the nearby town of Wijhe (The Netherlands),…
The Raft documentary
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An Unknown Success - documentary review

I recently saw an interesting documentary called The Raft through the Dutch documentary channel 2 DOC https://2doc.nl. The Raft tells the story of a scientific experiment from 1973 that looked into human violence, conflict and sexual attraction,…
victor wooten - the music lesson - book
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"The Music Lesson" - book review

Recently, I heard of the book The Music Lesson (Penguin Putnam Inc, 2008), written by Victor Wooten. It tells of the rather mystical and dreamlike journey world class bassist Victor Wooten has taken as a young man, while struggling to…

A Classical Page Turner Resume

(Klik hier voor dit artikel in het Nederlands.) The fact that page turners can make it to great heights is illustrated by the humerous resume below. (By page turners I mean: the people who sit beside a pianist during a concert and turn the…

Considering The Circumstances

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler Person A: Hi, long time no see! How are you? Person B: Hi! Yeah, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well considering the circumstances, I’m not doing so great… Person A: Really? How come? Person B: Well, I just…
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A Zappa Concert By The NNO

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler I am honored to have the opportunity to hear 100 musicians from the NNO in an early rehearsal, practicing my composition “The Adventures Of Dindoo.” It will be performed as a world premiere Thursday night In…